Meghan Markle Takes a Beating After Leaving 4-Month-Old Archie to Go to NYC

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There's mean. And then there's mom-shaming the mother of a 4-month-old baby for absolutely no reason at all. Over the weekend, Meghan Markle, new mom to baby Archie Harrison, was spotted in New York at the U.S. Open supporting one of her closest friends, Serena Williams. According to the Daily Beast, the Duchess of Sussex received a warm welcome from her fellow Americans in the form of overwhelming applause when her face was flashed on the jumbotron. However, a British journalist used Meghan's trip as an opportunity to mom-shame Meghan in a way we haven't quite seen yet. 

  • After Meghan was seen in the Williams' player's box with Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, Anna Wintour, and others, journalist Sarah Vine bashed the duchess's decision.

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    In a scathing piece for the Daily Mail, Vine wrote: 

    "My children would be the first to tell you that I am not the most sentimental of mothers. But even I would have thought twice about leaving my firstborn at home at the tender age of just four months in order to fly 3,500 miles to watch Serena Williams play in the U.S. Open final. Quite apart from the fact it would have been highly impractical (I was still breastfeeding), it would have been a huge emotional wrench. Like many new mothers, I was completely obsessed with my baby. All I wanted to do, really, was spend hours on end gazing in awe at this tiny human -- and wondering how on earth I was going to keep it alive."

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  • And wait, it gets worse. 

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    After making a few more comparisons between herself and Meghan, Vine goes on to say: "The Duchess of Sussex’s latest stunt is, for me, the most perplexing of them all. Especially given the utterly trivial nature of the trip. Because its not like she’s gone to visit a dying relative, is it? Or even a living relative (e.g. her father, Thomas, who still hasn’t clapped eyes on his youngest grandson)."

    (!!!)

    "Did Meghan really need to be in New York in person? I mean, I know she and Serena Williams are besties, and one must always support one’s friends, but surely she could just as well have cheered on her mate while horizontal on the Frogmore Cottage sofa (maybe with a cup of tea and Hobnob to hand), and the odd encouraging word on Instagram," Vine continued, adding, "After all, that £2.4 million refurbishment must have included a decent wifi connection."

    Wow!

  • Vine also attempted to frame Meghan's trip as an insult to Queen Elizabeth. 

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    She wrote: 

    "It’s especially irrational given the fact that she and Harry apparently turned down an invitation to join the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family at Balmoral this summer. It’s just bad manners, not to mention undiplomatic and insensitive. After all, Serena is no relation. The Queen, by contrast, is baby Archie’s great-grandmother, not to mention being in her 94th year. It is not an unreasonable expectation that she might want to spend a little time with the new arrival. But no. The Duchess would far rather go to the U.S. Open than travel to Scotland to be with her in-laws. And there, in a nutshell, you have the problem. Priorities."

    What the $%#*?!

  • New parents are always figuring things out as they go, but this piece is just flat-out wrong. 

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    First of all, why wasn't Harry chastised for flying off to different countries since Archie has been born? And who's to say Archie isn't with Meghan? Also, she went to New York while she has a few weeks of maternity leave left! Who cares?! From everything we've seen and heard so far, Meghan seems like an incredibly kind, attentive, and loving mother. This piece is just hurtful simply for the sake of being so. 

  • Hopefully, Meghan didn't see this piece, because again, it would do nothing except hurt her. 

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    And she's got too many things going on right now to waste her time on nonsense. 

    For instance, playing with her adorable baby and hanging out in Serena Williams' player's box.